Richard R. Gans

Richard R. Gans
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  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Taxation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Business Organization

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, The Florida Bar, 1997

  • Washington, 1988
  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M. in Taxation - 1992
  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Washington Law Review, Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • M.A. - 1985
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. - 1980

  • IRA And Qualified Plan Benefits in Asset Protection In Florida, a volume published by The Florida Bar, Sixth Edition, 2020.
  • Protection of Inherited IRA's, ACTEC Law Journal, Co-Author, Vol. 36, No. 3, Winter, 2010
  • Disclaimer Reform and UDPIA: The Disappointing Amendments of 2006 Estate Planning, Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA, December, 2006 (Co-Author with Professor Adam Hirsch)
  • How Protected Are Your Clients' Retirement Accounts After the 2005 Bankruptcy Act?, The Florida Bar Journal, November, 2005
  • Disclaimer Reform: New Developments and Additional Reflections Estate Planning, Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA, June, 2005 (Co-Author with Professor Adam Hirsch)
  • Perfecting Disclaimer Reform: Suggestions for a Revised Uniform Act, Estate Planning, a publication of Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA, Volume 31, Number 4, April, 2004 (Co-Author with Professor Adam Hirsch)
  • Disclaimer Reform Is on the Way, Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Vol. XXV, No. 4, Summer, 2004
  • Pet Trusts: The Next New Thing on Your Estate Planning Questionnaire, The Docket, a Newsletter of the Sarasota County Bar Association, November, 2002
  • Waiting for Estate Tax Repeal: What Do You Tell Your Clients in the Meantime?, The Florida Bar Journal, November 4, 2001

  • The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., Past Board Chair, Director
  • Woman's Exchange, Inc., Past Board Chair, Director
  • Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida, Past President
  • Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • The Florida Bar Journal, Past Probate and Trust Column Editor
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Asset Protection Committee, Vice-Chair
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, IRA and Employee Benefits, Committee Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Probate Law and Procedure, Committee Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Trust Law, Committee Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee, Past Chair
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Examination Review Committee, Past Chair
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • Sarasota Concert Band and Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble, Director

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Best Lawyers® 2018 "Lawyer of the Year," Trusts and Estates Law, Sarasota Metro Area
  • Best Lawyers® 2016 "Lawyer of the Year," Trusts and Estates Law, Sarasota Metro Area
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 "Lawyer of the Year," Trusts and Estates Law, Tampa Area
  • 2007 - 2019 Florida Super Lawyer®
  • 2008 - 2019 Florida Legal Elite
  • 2010 - 2020 Best Lawyers® in America
  • Top 50: 2019 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers ® List
  • Top 100: 2016 & 2019 Florida Super Lawyers ® List
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client's Guide
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Proficient in Mandarin Chinese
  • French

  • Being a husband to his wife, and a father to his daughter
  • Playing the tuba with the Sarasota Concert Band and the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble
  • Voracious reader of history, 19th century fiction and 21st century thrillers
  • Annually attending the Indianapolis 500 since the 1970s

Richard R. Gans